Sunday, 19 May 2013

Alter It at FSC

Another new challenge at FSC today and this time it's use your stamps and alter something.
Beware a photo heavy post, so I hope you have a cuppa in hand.



I used an oldish wooden frame for this project and prepared it by sanding it down and priming it with white acrylic paint.



I cut a piece of designer paper to size from a 12 x 12 scrap pad and using a palette knife I scraped white acrylic paint over in patches.


Next I adhered some scraps in places and stamped some images in each section and then made up four mists the first being gold perfect pearls, the second was red interference perfect pearls and one drop of fired brick re-inker, the third was blush perfect pearls with several drops of  victorian velvet re-inker, the last one was made with dylusions cut grass and faded jeans re-inker. What fun I had mixing these up.


I applied decoart modeling paste through a harlequin stencil and left it to dry before using the sprays.


I sized some photos and converted them to black and white and cut out some stamped images and some vintage images to use for more collage.


The friends sentiment is from Crafty Individuals stamped onto tissue paper and adhered with matte multi medium.


To finish the frame I applied the modelling paste through the harlequin stencil again and used a palette knife to smear on some picket fence crackle paint. Once dry I sanded some areas so that I could then add walnut stain DI.



I kept the 3D embellishments for the frame so that I could leave the glass in.








This was the gift I took my friends we stayed with in California. Luckily they loved it and hung it on the wall right at the bottom of the stairs which are part of the living room.

Challenges to have fun with -
I am adding this as a second piece to the Simon Says Stamp and Show 'Little Paper' challenge.
Sugar Creek Hollow - Clean It Out (Nothing new on this piece, in fact some of it came out of the scrap box lol)

I am looking forward to seeing your altered projects over the next fornight.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thanks for looking at such a long post.

hugs {brenda} x0x
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48 comments:

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow this is stunning Brenda. The background is just amazing - so beautiful with all those elements. Who could not love it!!!

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is wonderful Brenda.
luv
Debby

Netty said...

Beautiful keepsake for your friends and so lovingly made. Hugs Annette x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous!! Love everything about this! What you did with the scrapbook paper looks so cool, great colours on the sprays and the contrast with the b&w photos looks brill. Coloured photos would have totally ruined this for sure. Great shabby chic look, no wonder your friends loved it!!

Shirley Chillman said...

Stunning and more sweets, everything so elegant as susual, love it.

Craft hugs from me x x x x

Amanda said...

What a great gift this is beautiful, No wonder it went straight on her wall.
Love
Amanda x

Redanne said...

This is a work of art Brenda, so many elements, so much to see. I am so glad you took us through step by step, it was a pleasure to watch it all come together into a stunning piece. Really beautiful and a lovely gift for your friends to treasure. Hugs, Anne x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely stunning, Brenda! You are superb at this style; it is so you. Your friends must have been thrilled and touched,

Lucy x

Chris Warner said...

Oooooooooo, this is BBBBBBBeautiful! Love the composition Bren, all these tiny collages and such pretty colours. Stunning! Chris xxx

Claire said...

How beautiful, gorgeous background and I love the 'friends' theme too, I bet your friends will treasure it
Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Sandy said...

Really a grand project Brenda. It is beautifully created and then so personalized with pictures of "friends". I am keeping this on my computer for a while so I can read several times how you did this. I am a slow learner!!
sandy

die amelie said...

I love do read your post and seeing all the wonderful close ups on your fantastic project, Brenda!

I know why your friends wanted to display it immediately :)

Hugs,
die amelie - Claudia x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful piece Brenda, lovely gift. Love how you scraped white acrylic over the background and added wonderful texture with the harlequin. Lovely scrap pieces too. Lovely design. Thanks so much for joining in the Simin Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Rita said...

This is a work of art Brenda. I love everything you have done. You should certainly be so pleased with the way it turned out as it really is a stunning frame. Hugs Rita xxxxx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow! Another amazing piece Brenda!

Fandhmum said...

This is stunning, Brenda, so many details. Your friends are so lucky,
Rosie x

inkypinkycraft said...

this is gorgeous and so many delightful details! been a funny week so apologies that i am late, hugs trace x

2amscrapper said...

So many wonderful details!

craftytrog said...

Brenda, this is a beautiful work of art, & such a wonderful gift! xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Wonderful frame no wonder it's new keepers love it. XOXO Zoe

Meggymay said...

Can see how your friends loved this amazing project. Its totally gorgeous.
Yvonne x

Daniele said...

totally amazing, what a wonderful frame full of memories and so darn pretty
hugs

Terry said...

Brenda, not only is this altered wooden frame gorgeous, but such a touching gift! How could Leo and Joni not love this! Beautiful! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! Hugs!

Dagmar said...

wow it´s so beautifull!!!!

butterfly said...

What a glorious friendship keepsake... beautiful work, Brenda! Thank you so much for sharing all those fab close-ups and details of the process.
Alison xx

Yvonne Garner said...

A treasured keepsake I am certain. Just beautiful Brenda!

Mrs.B said...

Love the effect you have achieve with this old frame. Wonderful background.
I'm sure it will be treasured by your friends.
Avril xx

1CardCreator said...

stunning piece Brenda! I love the whole thing but the little bottom right with the film frame added in that way really catches my eye and makes me smile! ~Diane

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...I loved seeing how this has all come together! You have such an incredible eye for detail and have created an awesome keepsake for your friends.
Dot x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Brenda, that's breathtaking. I'm missing words.

coco said...

No cuppa in hand but never mind, it's so beautiful, you did a wonderful job Brenda !!!! Sure your friends were very proud to hand it and glad to receive such a lovely frame made for them with heart. Coco x

Martina2801 said...

Dear Brenda, this project is fabulous, thank you for sharing. I love your amazing imagination, so exciting seeing what you come up with in your new creations. Always such fun visiting with you. Have a great day. Hugs MARTINA oxo

Ephemera said...

Oooh Brenda, this is stunning, such a lovely gift,I know your friends will treasure such a lovingly create keepsake. xx

Paper Profusion said...

Oh my! Brenda this is superb ... love it to bits ... genuinely. I'm book marking to return again as it's so wonderful to scan thru the pics and study how it was done. Nicola x

Karin said...

wow what a gorgeous keepsake!
Groetjes Karin

Esther said...

Brenda this is sooooo beautiful...such gorgeous colours, a stunning way to display treasured photos..love it ! Esther xx

hazel said...

This is amazing Brenda - so much to look at, I love everything about it.
xxx Hazel.

Gio said...

Scrapbooking and altering at the same time! Very inspiring!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning project, I love the colours and layout and the stamped images you have used are fabulous
Lindsay xx

Margreet said...

What an awesome gift for your friends Brenda...love how you showed it to us...it is a kind of workshop (I learn a lot of you)!
xxx Margreet

froebelsternchen Susi said...

GORGEOUS ARTWORK Brenda!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, Brenda, your frame is so romantic and beautiful, love it

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous piece of home decor! Love the transformation, especially how you carried the texture out over parts of the frame. Beautiful in every way!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi! I enjoyed the step-by-step photos of the creation of your shabby chic frame and photo collage! I'm sure it will be treasured by your friends. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Ellie Knol said...

gorgeous project!

Ann said...

Absolutely stunning project Brenda, I just adore it it....so pretty!!!
Hugs Ann xx


Buttons said...

Bet your friends were thrilled to receive this wonderful gift. Such a brilliant way to store and display these memories. Love all the texture you've managed to layer into the background. Hugs, Jenny x

Juls said...

Such a stunning work of art!! Hugs Juls xxx